There, I saw the lack of representation from Southeast Asia. We see all these older white men
at the decision-making tables. I thought to myself, “Wouldn’t it be great to have more people who are like me attending this?”
At COP, young people have to compete for the limited platforms to formally engage huge corporations and world leaders and speak their minds. They make their voices heard by organizing rallies, strikes or walkouts, thus bringing their message to the attention of the public and decision makers.